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IPCC 1.5 Degree Report - Headlines

You are very unlikely to have missed the various media reports about the IPCC’s special report on global warming of 1.5 °C, published this week. Some of the comparisons between a 1.5°C world and a 2°C world are fairly shocking, even to someone who had a fair understanding of climate projections. The full summary of the report can be found here – but here are a few headlines we have extracted from it:

Weather around the World - October 2018

With August and September being the peak months for Tropical Cyclones in the North Atlantic (Hurricanes), eastern North Pacific (hurricanes) and western North Pacific (typhoons), there have been a number of storms recently. Of these, Florence, a Category 4 Hurricane, and Mangkhut , a Category 5-equivalent Super Typhoon, have been the most powerful.

Green GB Week

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened a meeting on October 1st 2018 in Incheon, South Korea to discuss the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. Governments requested a report from the IPCC on the effects warming by 1.5°C would have in order to help them address climate change. 195 IPCC members governments and IPCC scientists will meet this week to finalise the Summary for Policymakers of the report.

Pacific Typhoon Mangkhut

 

On the 7th of September 2018 a tropical storm formed near the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean moving north west. First referred to as Tropical Depression 26W, it strengthened into a typhoon soon after. The Japan Meteorological Agency named it Mangkhut. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured Typhoon Mangkhut lashing Guam and the Northern Marinas Islands on 10 September (UTC).